A Week In News: Paul Walker Dead, Amazing Spider-Man 2 Trailer, X-Men Apocalypse
This week's news was dominated by the tragic deaths of Paul Walker and Nelson Mandela, but there was some good news in the movie world with X-Men Apocalypse set for 2016, and the Amazing Spider-Man 2 trailer hitting the web.
Paul Walker Dead: Tributes have been pouring in this week for the late actor Paul Walker, who died in a car crash in Los Angeles on Saturday (November 30). His friend's Porsche Carrera GT crashed into a tree and burst into flames. Read all the tributes here.
Long Walk to Freedom: This week also marked the sad passing of Nelson Mandela, who died after a long illness. Actor Idris Elba plays the legendary figure in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and he's been chatting about his preparations for playing one of greatest leaders in history. Read what Elba had to say here.
Bashir, Resigns: After a huge error of judgment, British journalist Martin Bashir has resigned from MSNBC and issued an apology to Sarah Palin, which the politician has accepted. Read what Bashir said about Palin here.
X-Men Apocalypse: It's no wonder the studios are rushing out comic book movies like their lives depend on it. They're big news and they make big money. This week, Bryan Singer announced X-Men Apocalypse for 2016, which can mean only one thing.
Bynes is Back: We never like to see celebrities going off the rails - no, really - and so it was good to see Amanda Bynes looking happy and healthy after leaving rehabilitation this week. According to reports, Bynes is looking to enroll in a fashion course at college. Things are looking up. Read about her comeback here.
Paul Walker's Engagement Ring gift: Ok, so we couldn't just write up one paragraph on Paul Walker, such is the tragedy surround his untimely death. One story that caught our eye this week was a prime example of Walker's famous generosity. Read all about it here.
The AMAZING Spider-Man 2: The first trailer for hit the web this week and, boy, does it look good. Jamie Foxx seems to steal the clip, but we also get our first real look at Paul Giamatti as Rhino. The critics are saying 2015 is the BIG year for movies, but it looks like next year has plenty to offer too. See the trailer and a bumper pack of pictures here.
Daley dating Dustin? It was great to see Olympic diver Tom Daley proudly coming out as bisexual in a YouTube video this week. Reports suggest the British star is dating Dustin Lance Black, the Oscar-winning screenwriter behind the Sean Penn starring Milk. Read our profile on him here.
Nigella Stands Tall: Television chef Nigella Lawson fought back against drug allegations in court this week, telling a judge that although she had taken cocaine on two separate occasions, she was far from a habitual user - as had been alleged. Read about her court appearance here.
Video of the Week: We're cheating a little this week and have a couple of videos for you. It's a series of clips from David O'Russell's American Hustle - which has wowed critics and now looks a certainty for an Oscar nomination. Check out the clips here.